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  • The Kennel Club has amended the distances between obstacles. (Show Snippets)
  • The collapsible tunnel is no longer on the KC list of approved obstacles. (Show Snippets)

  • After 27 years, Dave Ray has decided to retire from being  Manager of the KC Olympia Finals following the 2016 event.  (Show Snippets)
  • Country Shows Agility and Nerf Dog have teamed up to agreed to two new Kennel Club licenced Agility shows at Moreton Morrell College, Warwickshire in December and January)  (Show Snippets)
  • The AJAXs show on 17th March is not proceeding due to venue issues. (Show Diary)
  • The Canine Sports show in May is not proceeding for 2017 due to difficulty finding a venue. (Show Diary)
  • All the M&M Winter shows are closed. (Show Diary)
  • The Oswestry and High Lane show in June will take place at a new venue. (Show Snippets)

  • Correction: The closing date for the January Maidstone Agility Dogs show is 16th December and not October as show in red on the Diary.  (Show Diary)

  • NADS is no longer having a UKA show on 24 March 2017. (Show Diary)


Training Places & Spaces
Looking for some new or experienced handlers to fill your classes? Email the details and we will post them for you. These clubs have vacancies.
  • Waverunners Agility (W. Sussex)

  • Jump Start Agility (Southampton)

  • Spring into Action DAC (Hants)

  • White Way (Herts)

IMCA / PAWC 2016
he UK has been quietly going to IMCA & PAWC for a number of years now, but this year they had something to shout about. Could they now be the UK's most successful international Team? Team Leader Linda Croxford reports.

Charity News
Team Agria is gearing up for a 500 mile, three-day intense cycle relay with the Extra Mile Challenge to raise money for two very worthwhile dog charities.

Ruth Smith-Howells and her 11 year old daughter are doing a Brave Shave for Macmillans at the Bitz 'n Bobz show on 19th November. Their hair is being donated to the Little Princess Trust that makes wigs for children with cancer. If people could donate only £1 each....

Agility Against Cancer
Agility Against Cancer is very simple concept. The aim is to build a long lasting fundraising group that can offer help and support to agility people suffering from cancer. Together we are stronger.

Sponsorship News
Lintbell's, sponsors of the Agilitynet Winning Out Certificates, has received a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation.


Here are some of the latest arrivals but there are many more looking for active homes.

You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using the on-line form. This is a free to rescue organisations and private individuals!


Events added in the last two weeks.

'The Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.' Marianne Tembey


It's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for space reasons so we've opted for those that we've received in the last two weeks. The shows in red are closing this week so hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can be downloaded direct from the Show Diary page.

A Grade Change Form is available via a link on the front page of iSS

Attention: Show Organisers Click here to input your essential show details onto the iSS Show Diary.


2016 Winning Out Certificates
Drum roll... They're back and free to anyone who has won out or moved up a level at a Kennel Club or UK Agility show. Just fill in the online application before 27th December and your name will also appear on the Agilitynet New Year's Honours List. Thank you to those nice people at Lintbell's for their continued support.

From the Lintbell's Team... We are delighted to be able to say that this will be our third year that we will be supporting all of your winning out certificates. It’s great to be able to help celebrate all your successes and to do so in the such a lovely community of owners, handlers and dogs. The dedication and hard work that goes into winning-out deserves recognition and being part of that is always a pleasure.


Royal Canin® Agility Challenge
International judge Barrie James' reports on the Royal Canin® Challenge Final at the popular Malvern show. It was a cracking final but don't mention the quackers!

Read Howard Richards' account of Team Hollie day out at the Finals to find out what happened from a competitor's point of view.

Suppliers News

  • Pawsonit have developed a clever new, 12ft Running Contact Trainer which separates into two 6ft ramps to fit into your car, van or shed.

  • Am Byth Independent Forever business owner Mags Williams will be kick starting her back to fitness regimes with Clean9 (C9) following a knee injury this summer.

  • Touchango K9 is excited to announce that they are now the Exclusive UK and European retailers of the Toto Fit Balance and Core Work Products.

Welsh Kennel Club Champ Show
Joint ring report from Champ judges Bob Griffin (Small and Medium) and Chris Huckle (Large).

But I Can't Take Treats & Toys into the Ring!
How do others seem to glide effortlessly from training to competition while you struggle? Would you like to know the secret? Janet Windsor reviews this 3 disc DVD, made by Brit ex-pat Lynne Stephens and Karen Mielke, which attempts to answer this and other questions about cues as reinforcers.

Pic of the Week
Pippa is caught in the act, checking out shows that Molly can enter now that she is almost of age.

Rub a Dub Tub
Tubby is a street dog who has found a new life as an agility dog and much loved pet with Lucy Wheelwright.

Another Agilitynet first... Jenny Fish has launched her clever new Ball Thrower Bag right here on Agilitynet, UK's busiest agility web site. It's been developed with the help of her collie.


There's an extra 'fun run' qualifier for every Grade level now, not just the Advanced dogs. You can find a qualifier to suit you by using the Qualifiers button on the Show Diary page. Don't be shy. Go for it!

The Animal Health Co Classic
Reports from the Animal Health Company Classic heats at the Welsh Kennel Club show and Pembrokeshire by The Pond.

Skinners Jumping Grand Prix
It's never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but the winners of the second Skinners Grand Prix at the Chatsworth Country Fair did just that. The winner had to leave home for the show at 4am but it was worth it.

Royal Canin® Rest of the World Challenge
Held as part of Pembrokeshire by The Pond, this is a two part competition open is open to any handler who does not live in Wales. Who would be the winner?

LOW 550 Scotland
LOW 550 Scotland got underway at Gleniffer  on Saturday, 4th September with a fast, flowing course designed by Judge Aileen Darling. Read her report on the first heat of this competition.

Welsh Handler of the Year
Each year the Burns Pet Nutrition Welsh Handler of the Year competition is held at the Pembrokeshire County Show. It is open to any  Welsh Agility handler who wants to stake their claim to being Wales's top handler. Barrie James was a man on a mission but who came away with the title?

Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix
Congratulations to Wendy Dugmore and Marble Archie whp won the second Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix, judged by Selena Bray, at The Pet Show - Stoneleigh. Ladies, you done good!
LOW 550
Starting in July 2016, there will be a new national jumping competition called LOW 550 for handlers wishing to compete in a prestigious qualifier at the same height as the Lower Height Option at Kennel Club Agility tests, sponsored by the SMART Clinic.

Brillo Bounce
Congratulations to everyone who has qualified so far for the Brillo International Bounce Finals which will be held at Blenheim ATC Agility Show Weekend on 10th September 2016, judged by Championship Agility Judge Mike Hallam.


Senior Agility League
There is still time to enter the Senior Agility League if you are 55 years or over. It's just a bit of fun and anything goes point-wise as long as you get a rosette for it! The 2016 League closes on 21 December so you can add points right up to Christmas.

Poodle Training Club
The Poodle Training Club Agility League, sponsored by Wild Wash, is a fun agility league for purebred Poodles of all sizes.


Belle Howlett
Meet Belle, the 14 year old Essex school girl who is the new Junior Champion.

Sing a Song of Shelties
The England Shetland Sheepdog is Lian Knight's agility breed of choice. The smart and speedy. And she ought to know as she's had a dozen of them - all with names starting with the letter 'S.'

Going Platinum
Jean Tuck's Shetland Sheepdog Glen (Ag.Ch. Japaro Cool Jazz at Craygill) has made history by becoming the first dog of any breed to be awarded the new Platinum Agility Warrant. Sadly there is no happy ending to this story. Jean had to say goodbye to litle Glen on Thursday, 8th September as the cancer finally got him. 

News flash... Congratulations to Sarah Crouch's Chase (Canen Cosmic Sindy) who has become the first dog of any breed to be awarded the Diamond Agility Warrant.

Agility Bucket List
With all the various 'bucket lists' going around, Roger Brown thought he'd do a fun one for Agility. How many things have you done? And is there anything else you would like to add?

Agility at Chatsworth
The Chatsworth Country Fair has played host to Agility for more than 21 years and introduced the Land Rover Jump & Drive, a unique competition never seen in Agility before.

We Happy Few
Peter Lewis, one of the founding fathers of agility, relates what really happened behind the scenes at the first ever agility demonstration. Essential reading for anyone who loves agility.



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Agility Truths
Lisa Damon put a few words together to say how she feels about agility. It will be a classic, I promise you!

Loyalty in agility is a funny old thing says Den Keeler. What's that abput?

Agility Champ Dogs
Congratulations to Sam Lane with Daim, Hannah Houldsworth with Bell, Jenny Lambert with Wizz and Monica Kerr with Kayla who achieved Ag.Ch. status this past year.

KC Agility Council Reps
Isn't it time that you contacted your area rep and let them know what you think about the issues facing agility today? They want to hear your opinions.

Judge's A-List
Newly qualified KC and UKA judges, please put your name forward for the Judge's A-List. Show secretaries will be booking shows for next year and it is a great way to get on the radar.

Last 10 judges to join or update their entries:-

  • Robin Gretenkort

  • Corinna Kórner

  • Alfredo Tuset

  • Janet Smith - Updated

  • Amanda & Arthur Rodgers - Updated

  • Rob Archbold

  • Gary Murphy - Updated

  • Rebecca Edgecombe

  • Lisa Jordan

  • Lyn Dickson - Updated


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Start Line
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Agility Course Plans
Looking for some ideas for practicing in the garden or training at Club. Zeffrienne D’Ulivo-Rogers reviews Helen Anderson's new book which is chocked full of more than 250 suggestions for agility exercises and full size ring course plans .

The Adventures of Two Poodles & a Mouse
Gill Pipe reviews the delightful Adventures of Two Poodles and a Mouse. It's is a perfect gift for kids of all ages, not just poodle lovers. Based on two agility dogs and their little friend, it was written by an agility widower Wilfred (aka Derek) Cheek.

Wicked Hounds Recurve Sports Collar
Top competitor Lucy Osborne reviews this new collar designed by a vet and top agility competitor in Australia, specifically for performance dogs.

Julie Tait kindly reviewed the iFetch automatic ball launcher for Agilitynet with the help of her dogs Alfie and Poppy. What fun they had!

Chaser Toys
Stacey Irwin-Burns reviews Chaser-Toys motivational bungee and non-bungee toys.


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